This popular movie in 2009 in which Sandra Bullock won the 2010 Best Actress Oscar portrays a family ( a MOM) that reaches out to a young man of a different race. She gives him not only the basic necessities, but also gives him the guidance and support he needs to exceed. Not only to exceed as a teenager/young adult but also as a professional football player – Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL .
I love the line in the movie in which Bullock explains to Michael what his task is – to protect the
quarterback when he is turned to make a pass. The left side that is turned is called “the blind side” or in other terms “watching his back”.
Now, Micheal (the real) has given information that in an interview, that scene really didn’t happen. He knew HOW to play football – but it made for a GREAT movie scene.
It also makes for a great home business lesson.
YOU are your home business’s Defensive Player. You must protect it’s “Blind Side”.
You may be skating along, having fun doing your business, and not really understand all the pieces and gears grinding in the back ground that are happening with/to/and for your business.
So, here is the cold hard truth. I had it happen recently. I was very dependent on an upline’s activity in my business (lead capture, business specific group website, team distributor training, etc). When they abruptly left, and website’s began shutting down I was struck in The Blind Side. Talk about having the wind being taken out of your sails!
However, I had begun “branding myself” and working a little bit on building my own website for “fun”. I was a little more ahead than some of the rest of the crossline. But I had to take action quickly. So, very quickly in the past 2 weeks I’ve had to learn how to build a better personal website (still working on it!). I’ve had to learn how to manipulate an Auto-responder system and write my own content. Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice to be a part of a team – but, don’t be so dependent on those team tools that you don’t know how to build your own business.
I must defend MY business. It’s up to me to protect “the blind side” of my business!
(The title is a football reference: when dropping back to pass, a quarterback will turn to the side of his throwing hand, his opposite side becomes “blind” to rushing defensive players. For most quarterbacks, as they are right-handed, the left side is their “blind side” (Oher switched to left offensive tackle while in college, which required him to protect the quarterback’s blind side).